Based on our experience:

In the past, requests to move to the cloud usually came from IT departments focused on infrastructure issues. Cloud services provide technical specialists with the ability to enhance system stability and reliability, simplify collaboration, and improve monitoring, analysis, and management processes.

💡 However, today there is a growing interest in cloud infrastructures from business units. Product teams value the flexibility and speed that cloud solutions offer for rapid development and launching new products in the market. Moreover, the cloud allows for testing new concepts without significant capital investments in physical infrastructure.

It is interesting to note that decisions on acquiring cloud services are now being made not only within IT departments. Many companies that actively use the cloud employ a FinOps approach, which involves technical, financial, and business teams in the decision-making process. This allows for aligning business goals with IT strategy and optimizing costs for cloud services.